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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

The Book ✯✯


Taking place during the Hungarian revolution, a unique spin is put into action by assigning the nobility of Austria, Hungry, and England magic. Charlamange, in his infinite wisdom, created the Binding in order to make a well of magic that could be contained and controlled. Though not a malicious intent, the revolutionary day nobility are full of malice and corrupted by the power and control they wield over a magic they allow no one else to use. In this world, to be Barren and without magic is a tragic outcome. Our poor Anna is exactly that. How will she be shaped in the coming weeks to make the decisions she must when driven by justice, passion, and love?

Oh, team... I so wanted to like this book. The premise is such a unique take and I thought it would be perfection in a YA book. Instead, what started out looking like an incredibly strong novel took a branch to the face. Anna was the typical Plain Jane with nothing to offer anyone until she was--gasp!-- the most special of the special out there and the only one of her kind. Strike one.

Instalove that pretended to not be instalove by keeping the characters apart but pining for each other. Strike two.

400 pages that delve deeply into the history and decorated with colorful imagery and strong descriptors. Point one!

400 pages and I still don't care about the world one lick but would love to know more about the world beyond the Binding. Strike three.

This probably could have been a DNF. I probably should have just stopped. But I've got a lofty GoodReads goal this year, so I persevered. 


Comments

  1. Sorry it didn’t work out! I hate when that happens :(

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  2. I hate when that happens. From the start of your post I was intrigued about this one. Hopefully you enjoy your next read more!

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  3. LOL - loved your comment about a branch to the face - still smirking!

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  4. Not good when you read a book in full and hate it. Not read anything about Hungry before.

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  5. I commend you for finishing. I don't think I could have.

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  6. I also heard negative things surrounding this book... sorry it didn't work out! Great review :)

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  7. I have seen this book around a lot - I am sorry it didn't work out!

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  8. Those are the hardest...the ones you want so bad to like :(

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  9. This must've been so disappointing especially since the cover looks so pretty that the concept sounds interesting. Then again, a dragged pacing and usual tropes being included isn't something to like, so I can understand where you went with this. Nice review, though! :D

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